Originally Posted by vsirin
If we don't all know when we are having fun and if our skiing time is "justified" our issues may not be skiing related.
On a day to day basis, I find I get the most long term reward from skiing alone and working on technique. I enjoy doing drills and am annoyed at technique flaws that I find. I know that this is not what many people would view as a fun day on the hill which may be why I enjoy skiing alone.
That being said, when I can ski with someone significantly better, I find my skiing can improve (however temporarily) and if they are doing something I can't mirror, I have found a good chair lift conversation.
I think we call that kind of people "perfecctionist"?
I enjoy the learning process. But I also enjoy social interaction. So I split my skiing into social and non-social. I'm sure 99% of the people on Epic are like that, enjoy learning and improving, but also enjoy free skiing with others.
I frankly think if anyone feel annoyed by skiing with others when they want to ski alone, they should just skiing alone. This feeling of "wasted time" AFTERWARD is a bit baffling to me.